Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Treaty cells in provinces

The provincial governments remain unaware of their role in treaty compliance. Published Nov 03, 2014 01:54am

Lawfare versus warfare

The global norm is to avoid using force against another state and to move away from a ‘warfare’ approach. Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

Internees must be prosecuted

If a detention framework does not lead to an effective prosecution framework militancy will never subside. Published Sep 20, 2014 01:06am

Legal aspects of operation

Groups being targeted by Operation Zarb-i-Azb must be treated as enemies by all institutions. Published Jul 12, 2014 01:04am

Inextricably linked

Court verdicts are often viewed as the state’s position. Published May 25, 2014 07:41am

Counterterrorism: the legal angle

THE federal government took the initiative to counteract terrorism, yet this step was taken without the inclusion of... Published Apr 22, 2014 05:58am

Legal case for dams

THE recently issued Kishanganga arbitration award has again proved what I have been saying all along: that by... Published Jan 13, 2014 07:39am

Ownership of oil & gas

A MOST fundamental change ushered in by the 18th Amendment is making the province an equal owner of oil and gas ... Published Dec 31, 2013 07:14am

Case for a new ATA

THE prime minister has taken some concrete legal steps to demonstrate his government’s commitments to counter... Published Dec 03, 2013 07:53am

US narrative and the law

THE PML-N government has taken a strong position on drones arguing that drone strikes are against international law.... Published Oct 30, 2013 07:45am

Police law challenge

ONE of the most startling revelations during my brief tenure as federal law minister in the last caretaker ... Published Jun 27, 2013 06:13am

Legal face of the enemy

THE chief justice of Pakistan, during the hearing of several cases and on numerous other occasions, has referenced Article 5 of the constitution, which unequivocally demands loyalty and obedience to Pakistan’s state and constitution. Published Mar 11, 2013 12:05am

No legal regime for aid

EVEN with flood aid from various donors flowing into Pakistan, the government is not ready with any legal framework... Published Aug 29, 2010 12:00am

Pressure or obligation?

WE in Pakistan are quite allergic to American pressure and hate to be seen to be doing something that is in... Published May 20, 2010 12:00am

A defective document

FROM a strictly legal point of view, the UN report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is deficient. The manner ... Published May 05, 2010 12:00am

Indus treaty: Pakistan`s options

IT is believed that if India starts the construction of any dam or reservoir on the rivers flowing into Pakistan, ... Published Apr 18, 2010 12:00am

Implementing expectations

THE recent constitutional package, if it goes through, will truly be a milestone in the constitutional history of... Published Apr 03, 2010 12:00am